Contents tagged with Iran

  • Iran ignores Ukraine’s requests for access to downed Boeing’s black boxes

    Ukraine has sent Iran a second request for international legal assistance, asking for access to the “black boxes” of the Ukraine International Airlines plane that was shot down in Iran, and for Ukrainian experts to be allowed to help decipher them. However, no response has been received, said Polina Chyzh, head of the Department of International Legal Cooperation and Asset Recovery at the Prosecutor General’s office, during a session of the Verkhovna Rada committee on national security and …

  • Iran admits shooting down Ukrainian airliner

    Iranian state media reports that Iran shot down the Ukrainian passenger plane unintentionally.

    The Iranian army issued a statement on Saturday morning. According to the army, this was a human error. The army officials stated that the mistake occurred when a passenger plane turned toward the military area. The army said in a statement that those responsible would be held accountable.

    Ukraine International Airlines' passenger plane crashed early Wednesday after taking off from Tehran airport. …

  • After Iran's attack on U.S. bases in Iraq unidentified warplanes attacked pro-Iranian forces in Syria

    On Friday, January 10, Unidentified aircraft attacked pro-Iranian militia positions near the Syrian town of Abu Kamal in Deir Ezzor province on the border with Iraq, reported the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). No information has yet been received on the extent of the damage. The Arab press has already rushed to blame Israel for the raid.

    According to the Lebanese television channel Al-Mayadeen, affiliated with Hezbollah, a truck carrying weapons was attacked. SOHR, in …

  • Kyiv receives ‘important information’ from the U.S. about Ukrainian airliner crash in Iran

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko met with the US representatives and received information about the crash of the Ukrainian airliner in Iran.

    In particular, there was a meeting with the head of the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, Kristina Kvien, Prystaiko reported on Twitter.

    "We have received important data that will be analyzed by our specialists," the minister added.

    Earlier, Zelensky called on all international partners - especially the …

  • Ukrainian Investigative Commission: Iran is bulldozing the Ukrainian airliner's crash site, thorough investigation is impossible

    Yuriy Butusov, journalist and editor-in-chief of the Ukrainian publication Censor.NET, wrote on Facebook, citing a source in the Ukraine’s State Investigative Commission, that the plane wreckage at the crash site is being bulldozed, and expressed doubt that Iran is interested in thorough investigation into what happened.  

    According to Butusov, at 12.00 pm, his source informed that the Ukrainian experts were at the crash site. Another group went to Iran's air traffic control center to inspect …

  • Ukrainian airliner may have been shot down by faulty Russian anti-air system in Iran

    Ukrainian experts are considering two theories regarding the crash of the Ukrainian International Airlines plane in Iran which, if proved, could point to Russia, wrote Yuriy Butusov, journalist and editor-in-chief of Censor.NET, on Facebook.

    According to him, experts are considering a theory in which a Russia-produced Iranian Tor-2ME anti-air system fired a missile by mistake, and another theory in which there was a technical fault in the automatic operation of the Ranzhir-M1 and Tor-2ME anti- …

  • Turkish intelligence: Iran’s Revolutionary Guard moving to Idlib to ‘eliminate de-escalation zone’

    Citing Turkish intelligence, the mass media has reported that pro-Iranian forces in Syria have been activated in the wake of the US’s assassination of the Iranian general Qasem Soleimani. According to Turkish intelligence, Iranian divisions and several armed groups linked to Iran’s activity have been deployed on the border of the provinces of Idlib and Aleppo.

    If the Turkish sources are to be believed, then soldiers from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) are also being …

  • Kyiv: missile strike or terrorist act are among Ukrainian airliner crash possible causes

    Ukraine will look into the possibility that the Ukrainian International Airlines passenger aircraft was downed by a missile launched from a Russian-made missile defense system Tor and intends to look for the wreckage of the missile, wrote the Secretary of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council Oleksiy Danilov on his Facebook page.

    Danilov said that the Ukrainian State Investigative Commission, consisting of 45 people from 12 ministries and departments, has arrived in Tehran. …

  • US military abandons two bases in Syria

    The US military has abandoned two bases in north-eastern Syria and is moving towards Iraq, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reports, citing a correspondent in the region.

    According to the agency, about 40 trucks left the Khorab Jayr base in Syria’s al-Hasakah province. Another 50 trucks departed from the base in the city of Shaddadi. SANA reports that they are moving towards the Al Waleed border crossing on the border with Iraq.

    On January 8, Iran attacked US bases in Iraq. According to the …

  • Media: Ukrainian airliner was shot down by Iranian air defense forces

    The passenger plane belonging to the company Ukraine International Airlines was shot down "by mistake" by Iranian air defense forces, reports the Arab newspaper Al Hadath, citing an unnamed source.

    The Iranian authorities have already rushed to declare that they were not involved in the crash of the Ukrainian airliner, stressing that the plane crashed due to technical problems.

    The Boeing 737, en route from Tehran to Kyiv, crashed in the early hours of January 8 near the Iranian capital's …